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Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu (6 days 5 nights) provided by Peru Andes Top

Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu (6 days 5 nights)

Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu (6 days 5 nights)
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About
Make your way to Machu Picchu on this newly discovered and less crowded route. This 4-day trek will offer you amazing sceneries with waterfalls and Inca ruins as well as the chance to pass by a beautiful remote Sun Gate and visit breathtaking archaeological sites en route to Ollantaytambo. • Trek through amazing scenery with waterfalls and ruins • Enjoy stunning panoramic views of breathtaking valleys • Experience a unique Inca Sun Gate and Machu Picchu • Witness the work of the Incas at the Cachicata Quarry Before the trek, your guide will meet you at your hotel for an in-depth briefing. This provides an opportunity to ask questions and do any last-minute shopping before leaving Cusco. The itinerary below is an example. Hiking times are an average and will vary depending on the group. Additionally, lunch and camp sites may change to meet the needs of the group and conditions.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
DAY 1 CUSCO   The day is at your leisure until your 6 pm welcome meeting in the hotel lobby. Be sure to take it slow while your body adjusts to the altitude (3,400 m).  DAY 2: INCA QUARRY TRAIL While you're away from Cusco, the bulk of your luggage will be stored at your hotel. The evening before you leave Cusco you'll receive a small duffle bag to carry your clothes in for the next four days (6 kg maximum). Your team of porters will carry these bags for you, together with the food and equipment for the trail.  Make an early start along the Inca Quarry Trail today and drive to Choquequilla, a small ceremonial place where Incas worshipped the moon. Drive to the starting point of the trek, Rafq'a, and meet the horsemen who join us on the hike. After an hour’s walk, reach the small community of Socma. Carry on to the Perolniyoc cascade lookout, an opportunity to stop for photos and a food break. Continue to the campsite (3700 m above sea level). You should reach the campsite around lunchtime. After lunch, set off to explore the Q'orimarca archaeological site. DAY 3: INCA QUARRY TRAIL This is the most challenging and rewarding day of the hike. Your walk (approximately 3 hours) takes you to the top of the first pass of Puccaqasa (4370 m). After enjoying picturesque views of the valley, it’s a short walk before stopping for lunch. Afterwards, hike to Kuychicassa (approximately 2 hours), the highest pass of the trek (4450 m). From here, descend to the sacred site the Incas called Intipunku (Sun Gate), with views of the Nevado Veronica mountain.  DAY 4: INCA QUARRY TRAIL Today’s hike is all downhill. The first stop is the incomplete Kachiqata quarry, where the Incas were intercepted by the Spanish. Around midday, your trek comes to an end. Explore the cobbled streets of Ollantaytambo before taking the short train journey to Aguas Calientes. Visiting the natural hot springs in town is a recommended way to spend the late afternoon.  DAY 5 INCA QUARRY TRAIL AND MACHUPICCHU Today you will explore the incredible Machu Picchu ruins with a local guide. Your tour lasts approximately two hours, and there will be plenty of free time afterwards to explore on your own. When it's all over, return to Cusco for a well-earned shower and perhaps a Pisco sour. Depending on weather conditions, take a bus at 5.30 am along the winding road to Machu Picchu (approximately 30 minutes). At Machu Picchu, join up with the travellers in your group who hiked the Classic Inca Trail.  DAY 6: CUSCO Farewell your new friends as your adventure comes to an end after breakfast this morning. Check-out time is 9 am. Luggage storage can be arranged at the hotel if you're departing later.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 65047P29
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Sleeping bag. Our sleeping bags are –20ºC-comfort (0ºF) and and mummy form and include a sleeping liner. • Inflatable Mattress. • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Challacancha (starting point of the trek) • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. • English speaking professional and official tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people) • Chef and cooking equipment. • Horse man (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 4 • Saddled horse in case of emergencies or if you are making very little progress (this horse is with the group at all time) • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost • 1-night accommodation in Aguas Calientes in a basic hotel. If you wish to upgrade hotel please ask for options. • Dinner in Aguas Calientes • Bio-degradable personal hand soaps • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle • Transfer train station Ollantaytambo-hotel in Cusco • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Exclusions
Lunch on the last day after the guided tour at Machu Picchu • Optional night in Aguas Calientes can be arranged easily. • Alcoholic drinks • Tips for guides and field staff. • Entrance to Huayna Picchu
Duration
6 days
Departure details
Location Name: Your Cusco hotel Return Location: Your Cusco hotel
Cusco Region, Cusco Region
Inclusions
Sleeping bag. Our sleeping bags are –20ºC-comfort (0ºF) and and mummy form and include a sleeping liner. • Inflatable Mattress. • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Challacancha (starting point of the trek) • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. • English speaking professional and official tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people) • Chef and cooking equipment. • Horse man (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 4 • Saddled horse in case of emergencies or if you are making very little progress (this horse is with the group at all time) • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost • 1-night accommodation in Aguas Calientes in a basic hotel. If you wish to upgrade hotel please ask for options. • Dinner in Aguas Calientes • Bio-degradable personal hand soaps • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle • Transfer train station Ollantaytambo-hotel in Cusco • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Exclusions
Lunch on the last day after the guided tour at Machu Picchu • Optional night in Aguas Calientes can be arranged easily. • Alcoholic drinks • Tips for guides and field staff. • Entrance to Huayna Picchu
Departure details
Location Name: Your Cusco hotel Return Location: Your Cusco hotel
Cusco Region, Cusco Region
Duration
6 days
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
During the travel, your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, both free of charge.
If you are vegetarian, please advise at time of booking
Original passport & ISIC (International Student Identity Card) if you have it.
Original ISIC (an international student card if applicable)
Travel insurance,
Pocket money in Nuevos Soles,
A small rucksack,
Rain gear (a rain-jacket and a waterproof trousers),
Resistible footwear, waterproof trekking shoes are recommended,
Sandals (for a higher comfort while at a campsite),
Warm clothes such as a jacket, a fleece (thermal clothing is also recommended for cold nights during camping),
Hat or a cap (to protect you against the Sun, rain as well as cold),
Sun cream or sun block,
Insect repellent – recommended minimum is 20% DEET (please note that no malaria cases have been reported during this trip!),
Camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions),
Flashlight/headlamp + batteries,
Small towel and toiletries,
Swimsuit (to visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes)
Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.) Please note: we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. The recommendation of taken own snack applies only for customers who like a specific snack that might not be in our menu.
Bottled water for the first morning and a water bottle to be refill.
Vistadome Train (One Way) – US$55.00
Single Accommodation US$43.00
Tickets to Huaynapicchu
Black Diamond Hiking Poles.
Sleeping bags according to route requirement.
We use 3* hotels in Aguas Calientes, if you dont want to share a room (double or triple), select Single Accommodation in add ons when Bookin
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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